History Literature / MemorySorrowAndThorn

27th Jul '16 12:19:11 PM Fighteer
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* OurDragonsAreDifferent
* OurElvesAreBetter: Not elves as such, but the Sithi count. The Storm King certainly thinks they're better. Specifically, the Sithi are a bit of a blend of the High Elf and Wood Elf types, while the Norns are Dark Elves.
* OrphansPlotTrinket: Simon's ring.
* PhlebotinumOverload: How Ineluki dies in the backstory, becoming the Storm King.

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* %%* OurDragonsAreDifferent
* OurElvesAreBetter: Not elves as such, but the Sithi count. The Storm King certainly thinks they're better. Specifically, the Sithi are a bit an ancient race of a blend of nigh-immortals that deliberately invoke both TheFairFolk and the Tolkien-esque elf stereotype. While the remaining Sithi adopt the High Elf and / Wood Elf types, while archetype, the Norns are go into Dark Elves.Elf territory, living mostly subterranean lives. Adding to their foreignness, there is some subtext implying that the voyage they took to reach Osten Ard may have been interstellar rather than oceanic.
* OrphansPlotTrinket: Simon's ring.
ring was given into the care of Dr. Morgenes by Simon's mother before she died; the writing on it contains the secret of his heritage.
* PhlebotinumOverload: How Ineluki dies in Ineluki's attempt to cast a forbidden spell to destroy the backstory, becoming human armies invading Asu'a backfired, killing him and his minions and casting them into the Storm King.realms beyond death.



* PunctuationShaker: Sithi names tend to do this.

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* PunctuationShaker: Sithi names tend are loaded with clicks, glottal stops and other difficult to do this.pronounce phonemes, represented in text mainly by apostrophes.



* RebelliousPrincess: Miriamele, largely due to being a RunawayFiancee.

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* RebelliousPrincess: Miriamele, largely due from a young age, felt isolated and neglected by her father, and although she was a princess, never adapted to being the role demanded of her. As a RunawayFiancee.young woman, she learned the bow and dressed as a boy servant to sneak around the Hayholt, both of which would have made her the scandal of the court if found out. This culminates when her father [[ArrangedMarriage promises her hand to Count Fengbald]], prompting her to [[RunawayFiancee flee to Naglimund]].



* ReluctantWarrior: Camaris especially, and Josua to an extent.
* TheReveal: Many of them.
* ReverseMole: Helfgrim and his daughters.

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* ReluctantWarrior: Camaris especially, Camaris, despite being the most fearsome human warrior in all of Osten Ard, hated killing and Josua viewed every death at his hands as a sin. After being restored to an extent.
* TheReveal: Many
his senses, he spends a great deal of them.
time lecturing his allies that war is not a thing to be celebrated in and of itself, but only waged in dire need as a means to peace.
* ReverseMole: Helfgrim and his daughters. daughters pretend to subject themselves to Fengbald's blackmail in order to put themselves in a position to kill him.



* SealedEvilInACan: The Storm King himself, natch.

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* SealedEvilInACan: The Storm King himself, natch.sealed himself away by killing his living body, forcing his spirit to inhabit the darkest reaches of Unbeing for centuries until Utuk'ku of the Norns made contact through the Dream Road and hatched his plan to be reborn.
27th Jul '16 12:06:35 PM Fighteer
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* PolitenessJudo: Wielded by Simon multiple times against the conscientious Sithi in order to get what he wants.

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%% * PolitenessJudo: Wielded by Simon multiple times against the conscientious Sithi in order to get what he wants.
16th Jul '16 2:30:52 PM Jmar
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* PolitenessJudo: Wielded by Simon multiple times against the conscientious Sitha in order to get what he wants.

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* PolitenessJudo: Wielded by Simon multiple times against the conscientious Sitha Sithi in order to get what he wants.
16th Jul '16 2:21:10 PM Jmar
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* PolitenessJudo: Wielded by Simon multiple times against the conscientious Sitha in order to get what he wants.
2nd Jul '16 10:34:12 AM Morgenthaler
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* TheObiWan: Doctor Morgenes, and to an extent, the entire original League of the Scroll.
3rd May '16 10:11:14 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* LittleHeroBigWar: Defines Simon throughout most of the story. His CharacterDevelopment is largely focused on growing into his responsibilities, which of course sets him up for his [[spoiler:MosesInTheBullrushes [[TheReveal Reveal]]]] at the end.

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* LittleHeroBigWar: Defines Simon throughout most of the story. His CharacterDevelopment is largely focused on growing into his responsibilities, which of course sets him up for his [[spoiler:MosesInTheBullrushes [[spoiler:MosesInTheBulrushes [[TheReveal Reveal]]]] at the end.



* MosesInTheBullrushes: [[spoiler:Simon, who turns out to be Saint Ealhstan Fiskerne's direct descendant, and therefore the legitimate heir to the throne.]]

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* MosesInTheBullrushes: MosesInTheBulrushes: [[spoiler:Simon, who turns out to be Saint Ealhstan Fiskerne's direct descendant, and therefore the legitimate heir to the throne.]]



* OfferedTheCrown: [[spoiler:Simon, after his MosesInTheBullrushes reveal.]] In fact, Isgrimnur states outright that if he didn't have royal blood, they'd be inclined to make it up anyway, just to give the people someone to rally behind.

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* OfferedTheCrown: [[spoiler:Simon, after his MosesInTheBullrushes MosesInTheBulrushes reveal.]] In fact, Isgrimnur states outright that if he didn't have royal blood, they'd be inclined to make it up anyway, just to give the people someone to rally behind.
31st Jan '16 6:12:15 PM GrammarNavi
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''Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn'' is a HighFantasy novel written by TadWilliams, comprising three volumes: ''The Dragonbone Chair'', ''The Stone of Farewell'' and ''To Green Angel Tower''. The latter volume was [[DividedForPublication broken up into two separate books]] in its paperback release.

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''Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn'' is a HighFantasy novel written by TadWilliams, Creator/TadWilliams, comprising three volumes: ''The Dragonbone Chair'', ''The Stone of Farewell'' and ''To Green Angel Tower''. The latter volume was [[DividedForPublication broken up into two separate books]] in its paperback release.



* SpiritualSuccessor: TadWilliams was inspired by and intentionally copied many themes from ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings''.

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* SpiritualSuccessor: TadWilliams Creator/TadWilliams was inspired by and intentionally copied many themes from ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings''.
31st Jan '16 10:51:11 AM Thebrawlbro
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13th Oct '15 3:11:24 AM WillBGood
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* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Camaris, the most powerful knight in Osten Ard, becomes this after his HeroicBSOD and [[NotQuiteDead apparent suicide]]. When awakened from his simpleminded state, he picks the BadAss mantle right up again, along with some ShellShockedSenior baggage.

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* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Camaris, the most powerful knight in Osten Ard, becomes this after his HeroicBSOD and [[NotQuiteDead apparent suicide]]. When awakened from his simpleminded state, he picks the BadAss mantle right up again, along with some ShellShockedSenior ShellShockedVeteran baggage.



* ShellShockedSenior: Cadrach. Also, Camaris after being awakened.

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* ShellShockedSenior: ShellShockedVeteran: Cadrach. Also, Camaris after being awakened.
22nd Sep '15 8:40:32 PM nombretomado
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* OhMyGods: A number of non-Aedonist characters do this. most Hilariously, so does Duke Isgrimnur- he converted as an adult, but tends to forget and start swearing by FantasyCounterpartCulture versions of [[NorseMythology Odin and Thor]] instead of Usires.

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* OhMyGods: A number of non-Aedonist characters do this. most Hilariously, so does Duke Isgrimnur- he converted as an adult, but tends to forget and start swearing by FantasyCounterpartCulture versions of [[NorseMythology [[Myth/NorseMythology Odin and Thor]] instead of Usires.
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